Plus: A ban on reusable bags at grocery stores, Costco’s new membership policy, and a rise in online grocery shopping.
In a brief respite from hard news this week, Ina Garten made a giant cocktail on Instagram that had just about everyone smiling. She posted the video of her making a Cosmo at 9:30 a.m. because all concepts of time are lost, and “it’s always cocktail hour in a crisis.” That Ina, she’s a smart one. [The Cut]
Cities around the country are lifting the ban on plastic bags due to the coronavirus outbreak. In fact, San Francisco, a leader in the environmental space, has prohibited the use of reusable bags until at least May 3. [Food & Wine]
Starting April 3, Costco will only allow two people per membership to come into the store at a time. They hope this will help limit in-store shoppers. Costo is also slightly reducing their hours and adding more shopping hours exclusively for seniors. [USA Today]
Everyone’s favorite baking show, The Great British Bake Off, is postponing shooting their next season due to the coronavirus outbreak. “We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of Public Health England,” a statement from Love productions read. In the meantime, there’s always past seasons to rewatch. [Vulture]
New research shows that 40 million people, or about 31% of U.S. households shopped for groceries online this past month. That’s more than double the number of online grocery shoppers in August of 2019! And 26% of shoppers said it was their first time using such a service. [Grocery Dive]
Grocery shoppers who need to venture out themselves look for answers to some of their most stress-inducing questions in online resources such as Epicurious. Do you need to wipe down everything before you put it in the fridge? Do you need to stock up? And what’s the deal with senior shopping hours? Here’s a handy guide to read before you go out next. [Epicurious]